Postdoc in the field of Micro and Nano Metrology for Replication Processes

DTU Mechanical Eng
Friday 08 Feb 19

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The Section for Manufacturing Engineering at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, performs research based on a multi-disciplinary use of process technology, materials science, solid and fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics in the analysis, modelling and development of manufacturing processes. The research objective of the Section is to promote ‘Precision Manufacturing’ to meet the performance, durability, reliability, size, and cost requirements of modern products.

The Section for Manufacturing Engineering at DTU, Department of 
Mechanical Engineering has a vacant position as Postdoc in the field of Micro and Nano Metrology for Replication Processes. The position is to be filled as soon as possible.

Responsibilities and tasks
The position focuses on research in the area of precision and micro and nano manufacturing engineering, with focus on replication processes, their enabling process chains, and the metrology associated to them.

Particular importance will be given to the development and establishment of a substantial research activity based on external funding from national and international funding bodies. High quality scientific publications will be of utmost importance to position the activity internationally. The position will hold elements of project management and coordination of funded projects. Teaching will be focused primarily on supervision of projects.

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent and have: 

  • Experience on product and process metrology methods and technologies, particularly for high precision applications and at the micro to nanometre scales.
  • Experience on replication processes with particular focus to high precision and high accuracy manufacturing.
  • Experience on precision moulding technologies and their application at the sub-mm to sub-μm dimensional scales.
  • Knowledge of and possibly experience on process chains for precision/micro/nano manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of and possibly experience on statistical process control, process monitoring methods, design of engineering experiments applied to instruments calibration, manufacturing processes optimization and quality assurance.
  • Knowledge of metrological and statistical methods and software packages.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain academic and industrial collaborations.
  • Experience in project management of research projects.
  • A multi-disciplinary background in relevant fields of engineering (mechanical, electric, electronic and similar) and the ability work across those fields is preferred.
We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 1 year and 10 months.

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Guido Tosello, tel: +45 4525 4893.

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 22 February 2019 (local time). To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English: 
  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within Solid Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Energy  Systems and Energy Conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering Design and Product Development. The Department has a scientific staff of about 150 persons, 95 PhD students and a technical/administrative 
support staff of about 80 persons.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.